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Engineering Equipment Operator (Fire)

Company: Department Of Agriculture
Location: Oscoda
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryTHIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied. Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website.See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for details.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities* The primary purpose of this position is the operation of a variety of heavy equipment for fire suppression activities.* Incumbent must have an understanding of fire behavior, fuels, weather and topography to safely and effectively perform initial attack on wildland fires.* Suppression activities may be under immediate supervision, however, incumbent may be required to conduct suppression activities independently.* Operates one or more types of heavy equipment to push, pull, pile or load materials such as sand, gravel and earth.* Clears brush, tree stumps and rocks while constructing fire lines for suppression and prescribed fire activities.* Adjusts the attachments for proper level, angle or depth, according to the work to be done and the type of equipment used.* Work is generally done on flat or rolling terrain with simple terrain problems.* May serve in positions as qualified on wildland and prescribed fire.* May perform a full range of duties for fire, roads, timber, silviculture, recreation, wilderness or research activities* Is required to have a good degree of mechanical ability and skill to perform preventive maintenance and minor repair of equipment.* Transports heavy equipment to job site. Completes all agency required administrative duties. May provide direction and instruction to personnel assigned to assist.* Performs wildlife suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNone

* Job family (Series)5716 Engineering Equipment Operating

* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.* Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.* Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.* Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.* Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.* Must be 18 years of age.* Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.* This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.* Must pass the Work Capacity Test for certain Interagency Fire Program Management or Fire Program Management positions.* Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable).* Must possess and maintain a Valid Driver's License.* Must possess and maintain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).* There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.* Under age 37; less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Permanent Federal Service in a primary or secondary firefighter/law enforcement position or a veteran preference eligible, older than age 37 and is requesting a waiver to the requirement.QualificationsIn order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.Primary firefighter positions include the following age requirements: Under age 37 -OR- less than age 37 after subtracting the months of Federal Service worked in a primary or secondary firefighter/law enforcement position -OR- a veteran preference eligible, older than age 37 and is requesting a waiver to the maximum age requirement.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a primary/rigorous position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System.WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the MODERATE level is a "condition of employment." The Moderate fitness (Field) test requires completing a two (2) mile hike within thirty (30) minutes, while carrying a twenty-five (25) pound pack. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements.To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.EducationThis job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Keywords: Department Of Agriculture, Flint , Engineering Equipment Operator (Fire), Other , Oscoda, Michigan

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